It happened I saw parents to threaten to call a "vazaha" with their children to make them behave properly.
Foreigner people in Madagascar are called "vazaha".
This word means "pirate" and the people of the most remote regions behave with us just if we really were pirates!
As we approach to them they are frightened and, if possible, they avoid the meeting.
Sometimes when I wanted to take some photos I had to be patient and take my time.
With children it's the same: a politics of smile and patience it's necessary but the prize it's their inestimable smile.
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raybam (387) 2006-05-21 14:08
Is very nice, the composite , the colour and the emotion of the face.
Paolo (41216) 2006-05-21 15:16
Per una foto così ...non c'è prezzo!
ottimo ritratto Luca, negli occhi della bimba c'è una luce fantastica!
colori stupendi perfetta messa a fuoco e composizione.
Bien (4739) 2006-05-22 2:06
Ciao Luca, The hesitation, curiosity and hesitating smile are simply charming. A nice and respectful approach to the locals does miracles sometimes and you managed very well to capture the sweet and shy personality of this beautiful girl. Very well composed and nice colours. Sabine
Furachan (0) 2006-05-22 4:26
Hi Luca - this rather sad, subtle and touching portrait stands out among many close shots of childreb on this site. The coloprs, the POV all contribute to this impression of shyness broken up by the birth of a reluctant smile.
Very nice work indeed,